President Dan Brokke recently met with Kent Parks, the International Director of Mission to Unreached Peoples. Kent shared how they have just made a major move as a mission to approaching their work around the world in a field-based team context. That has been a priority at Bethany Missions for a long time. It is why we send our Global Interns out in teams. We, too, are continuing in this direction as we look to establish strategically placed bases of operation that bring together training, evangelism, church planting, prayer, justice ministry, and mobilization. It is critical to worker health and effectiveness.
The College of Missions Theology class is currently focusing on Eschatology (the end times). The class is taught by Dave Sliker, Professor of Eschatology at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City.
Bethany International Ministries
Thanks to generous contributions the school in Altonia, Brazil was able to buy a water purification system so their water is once again potable! There are 45 students enrolled in the school, 16 are freshmen varying in age from 17 to 61.
Bethany Center for Global Studies
The center has introduced it’s online Master of Arts in Intercultural Leadership and Certificate in Cross-Cultural Studies with 20 students. BCGS has designed the Master and Certificate courses to keep professionals up-to-date and deliver the newest trends so they can minister more effectively in today’s global mission’s environment. For more information, visit their website.
STEM is gearing up for well over 20 teams to go out this summer, preparing training materials, going over details with sending organizations, making plans with receivers on the field. Please pray that they don’t miss any important details, of which there are many! Also, note they have openings on several outreaches, and are praying for people to fill the teams. If you know anyone who is interested in joining a powerful short-term mission this summer, check out the STEM website.